Givenchy rose to top of fashion with rap

Brief History of Givenchy
Givenchy is the summit of high fashion
BY Anssi Karjala
Givenchy 2022 Runway
Givenchy 2013 Runway

In the world of haute couture, few names echo with as much reverence and awe as Givenchy. Founded by the visionary Hubert de Givenchy in 1952, this iconic fashion house has become synonymous with elegance, innovation, and timeless style.

Givenchy 2014 Runway

Let's delve into the rich tapestry of Givenchy's history, its celebrated creative directors, groundbreaking collaborations, and its influence on the world of fashion and beyond.

Givenchy 2014 Runway

Creativity and Innovation

Hubert de Givenchy, a prodigious talent, established the House of Givenchy in Paris in 1952.

His impeccable taste and unparalleled craftsmanship swiftly garnered international acclaim, attracting the patronage of some of the most discerning clients, including Audrey Hepburn, who became his muse and close friend.

Following Hubert de Givenchy's departure in 1995, the brand saw a succession of illustrious creative directors who each left an indelible mark on its legacy.

Huber De Givenchy in Paris 1960 / Credit: Robert Doisneau / Gamma-Rapho / Getty Images

Among them stands Riccardo Tisci, whose tenure from 2005 to 2017 ushered in a new era of modernity and edginess while remaining faithful to Givenchy's timeless aesthetic.

Riccardo Tisci

Tisci's innovative designs combined high fashion with streetwear influences, captivating a new generation of fashion enthusiasts.

Naomi Cambell for Givenchy in 2015

In 2020, Matthew Williams, the creator of 1017 ALYX 9Sm took the helm as Givenchy's creative director, bringing his unique vision and avant-garde sensibility to the brand.

Matthew Williams

Under his guidance, Givenchy continues to push boundaries and redefine contemporary luxury, blending tradition with innovation in captivating new ways.

Collaborations and Cultural Impact

Givenchy's influence extends far beyond the realm of fashion, permeating popular culture through groundbreaking collaborations and high-profile endorsements.

Givenchy's art director at the time Riccardo Tisci designed the album cover for Kanye and Jay-Z WTT

One such collaboration that made waves in both the fashion and sports worlds was Givenchy's partnership with Nike, which saw the fusion of high-performance athleticwear with couture-inspired designs, appealing to a diverse audience of athletes and fashion aficionados alike.

Riccardo Tisci's Nike Collaboration

Moreover, Givenchy's timeless appeal has attracted the attention of numerous musical icons, including Kanye West and Jay-Z, who have immortalized the brand in their lyrics and public appearances.


From Kanye's homage in "Run This Town" to Jay-Z's lyrical references in "Otis," Givenchy has become a symbol of prestige and luxury in the world of hip-hop and beyond, solidifying its status as a cultural icon.

Lancey Foux wearing Givenchy in 2021

The Legacy of Givenchy

As we reflect on Givenchy's storied history and its enduring influence on the world of fashion and culture, one thing becomes abundantly clear: its legacy is as timeless as it is profound.

Givenchy in 2014

From its humble beginnings in Paris to its current position at the forefront of luxury fashion, Givenchy continues to captivate and inspire, pushing boundaries and redefining the very essence of style and sophistication.

Matthew Williams Givenchy in 2023

In a world that is constantly evolving, Givenchy stands as a beacon of elegance and innovation, reminding us that true beauty transcends trends and fads, enduring through the ages.

Givenchy dominated the modern culture in 2013

As we look to the future, one thing remains certain: the House of Givenchy will continue to enchant and enthrall, leaving an indelible mark on the world of fashion for generations to come.

From Givenchy Fall 2014 Runway